Cape Town classical-pop singer Selim Kagee is set to perform at a series of high profile events in the USA, Australia and South Africa during the next couple of months, which will be televised to an estimated worldwide audience of 600 million people.
Following a series of local orchestra concerts in South Africa, the operatic-pop recording and performing artist has been invited to perform the Welsh national anthem at two international rugby fixtures on the 14th and 21st of June (in Durban and Nelspruit when South Africa plays against Wales).
Thereafter Kagee will tour the US to perform at the prestigious Sergei Franchi Memorial Concert in Connecticut and New York in August.
In September he will travel to Perth, Australia to sing the South African national anthem at the Australia vs. SA rugby match on the 6th of September, televised to millions of viewers across the world.
"This is an incredible opportunity for me, as the link between sport and music has always been a powerful connection, since Pavarotti sang Nessun Dorma at the Soccer World Cup in 1990. I'm also delighted that I get to sing the South African national anthem in Perth to show my true support for my home country, especially after singing the Welsh anthem!" Kagee says.
Selim's debut album Cry For Love has been released through EMI, a classical-pop offering that has been well received by audiences both locally and in the USA.
Classic Feel magazine described him as: “Kagee is an impressive new, proudly South African addition to the adult contemporary and crossover fields of which these four greats (Bocelli, Groban, Pavarotti and Buble) are among the most well-known exemplars.